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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

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Address: 1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401-1800
Phone Number: 303 273 3823
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The museum has an amazing collection. My husband and I both enjoyed the many specimen they had and the way they were displayed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum has an amazing collection. My husband and I both enjoyed the many specimen they had and the way they were displayed.

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Thank Laura L
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let’s face it. Much of the draw of Denver – the climate, the outdoor activities, the beauty and the history has to do with its geography and its geology. This museum is a really well-done space offering a few hours or more of entertainment regardless of the level of interest in geology. If you want, you can learn a ton... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding educational experience. Visually overwhelming!!!! Who would have thought that's where rocks came from. Impressive accumulation from "around" the world. The museum is free admission but adjacent parking is pay only. Museum attendant was informative and friendly. Caution: as of August 2016, major road construction in the immediate area results in minor delays.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked this place. Golden is a small town and it had a small feel to it. We parked about three blocks away from the museum and found clear creek park. There were lots of people on inner tubes floating down the river. Apparently you can rent the inner tubes close by. We just wadded in the water the walked... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Planned to just swing in and check it out. Ended up spending about 3 hours there. Awesome displays with some interactive exhibits. Staff were knowledgable and very friendly. Worth the stop. My 9 and 11 year old were equally entertained

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing mineralogy/geology museum. We saw amazing samples and the layout is wonderful. A must see if in Golden!

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Thank Vicki L
Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the most incredible minerals, rocks and fossils to be found anywhere. We're not rock hounds or geologists but have always had an interest in stones and gems. The collection is absolutely astounding! Even if you know nothing about minerals, gems or stones you will be astounded by the display after display of incredibly beautiful items. Gold, silver, unbelievable... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a hidden "jewel". An outstanding collection of specimens from all over the world. Well worth the time to seek this place out.

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Thank 14climber
Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely collection of minerals and rocks. Plus the history of local mining. Free and fun, Would visit again.

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Thank Michael C
Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visit the museum often, because it's just a short walk from downtown Golden on the Colorado School of Mines Campus. Beautiful collections--specimens from underground and outer space. Nice historical display about uranium mining.

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